Vegetables of the Apiaceae plant family such as carrots, parsnip, celery and parsley,contain in minor quantities, a group of bioactive aliphatic C17-polyacetylenes (falcarinol,falcarindiol, falcarindiol-3- acetate). Recent studies have highlighted important biologicalfunctions in vitro and in vivo (animal studies) although the beneficial effect in humannutrition attributable to an increased in polyacetylenes diet are yet to be confirmed(Lund, 1990).Carrots not only contain relatively high polyacetylene content but also form a significantpart of many countries dietary habits. Carrots are also present in some ready-to-eat foodssuch as chilled freshly prepared salads, as part of the increasingly popular minimallyprocessed foods. Whereas the effect of conventional processing (boiling, vacuum processing) on the levels of polyacetylenes has been relatively well studied, the effect of minimal mechanical operations such as “peeling”, “mechanical cutting” and “chlorine washing” remains unknown.
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||1st FCUB ERA Workshop, Belgrade, 31/1-1/2/2011 (Poster). - Belgrade, Serbia|
Duration: 31 Jan 2011 → 01 Feb 2011
|Workshop||1st FCUB ERA Workshop, Belgrade, 31/1-1/2/2011 (Poster).|
|Period||31/01/2011 → 01/02/2011|